DNS to replace host files RRS feed

  • Question

  • I work for a call center company which is a rapidly changing environment. We routinely use client applications and websites through B2B network connections that require non-public name resolution.

    Our current DNS platform is AD integrated DNS on Windows 2008 R2.

    I am looking for a way to move the host file entries to a DNS "view" while passing any queries for entries not in the zone to the public internet DNS for resolution.

    For example, I need to resolve to a specific internal NAT IP while remaining queries still go out to the public ATT.Com DNS server.

    What are my options?

    Thursday, May 5, 2016 3:03 PM


  • Assuming that is not your AD domain name, you can simply create a new zone named then create an empty DNS record and point to it to the IP you want. Do not create a zone for so that your configured DNS forward will forward requests for to your public DNS server (I believe that your DNS forwarders are your public DNS servers.

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    Friday, May 6, 2016 12:21 AM

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